Image from a recent “spanner day” … wonderfully attended by modern and glory bikes from years back … a treat of a photo opportunity :o)

Canon 50D, 50mm f1.8
Available light
Small post-ed tweak to brightness and contrast

Capturing people being people, and the finer details of four and two wheeled blingy classic automotives – two fave ‘topics’ of imagery :-))

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  • geof
    geofalmost 4 years ago

    I like this dude – the colour is interesting, and pic is nice and sharp – much loved objects. Must have been hard for you, taking the pics while drooling so much.

  • Thank you Geof :o))
    Original image a tad over exposed, had to tweak it down a little ;o)
    Drool controlled, hehe, SO much fun poking around these fabulous old bikes! :-D

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • gottheshot
    gottheshotalmost 4 years ago

    Bottom right hand corner of this shot is a LESSON IN TIGHT FRAMING.
    Note the back part of the leg still in frame, note the heel still in frame at right side of frame and to the millimetre at the bottom of the frame. Note the worker between the forks and the “hint” of the observer who is trying to learn all they can.
    Well executed shot.

  • Awww, you so know how to make a gal smile, Poru-san! :-D
    Thank you very very much! :o)))
    Was hunkered down between this and another bike (the green R100), had the camera pre-focused, and waited … the bike owner ‘gifted’ me a capture of him between the forks with a glint of his spectacles, and his companion stood in the right spot as well … couldn’t have directed it to work out any better if I’d tried! :-D

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Vince Russell
    Vince Russellalmost 4 years ago

    I like it!! Great composition, Ell. Sounds like you had a ball!

  • Thank you very much Vince, and yes, I sure did!! :-D

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • gottheshot
    gottheshotalmost 4 years ago

    PART 2
    Minus 5 Brownie points for me NOT SPOTTING the glint of the glasses on the “worker”, usually I try to spot most cool elements of a shot. When a shot “looks” composed it shows great timing of the photographer. P.S. Top notch on the lighting too.

  • LOL!!! No brownie points lost at all, Paul ;o)
    Grateful for your input, as always! :-D

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Axle
    Axlealmost 4 years ago

    Great shot Ell ! it reminds me of my old mate when we where racing in the classics with his Manx-Norton, i was the eager one..

  • Ahhhh Axle, you’d probably be able to wax lyrical with my B.I.L, who joyfully (carelessly?) rides an old Norton Commando! We had to rescue him once when his limited range petrol guzzling old bike ran out of fuel! ;o)))
    Love getting images of the old classics, two wheeled and four, glad this image has brought fwd fond memories for you :-D

    – Ell-on-Wheels

  • Axle
    Axlealmost 4 years ago

    Lol my old mate was 80 and a top gun in his day,raced the isle of man and all the others…
    i just had a Honda cb 11oo for 23 years..

  • Isle of Man! That’s a crazy race not for the faint-of-heart! :-o
    CB1100, something like this then? :o)

    – Ell-on-Wheels

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